Accession Number:

AD0870240

Title:

Viet Cong Repression and its Implications for the Future

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

250.0

Abstract:

In the conduct of their fundamental strategy of revolutionary warfare, the Vietnamese Communists employ many and diverse instruments, both political and military. Designed to be mutually supporting, these are each focused on but one end the seizure of political power in the South. The present study deals with one of the major instruments of this strategy, the systematic use of a variety of measures collectively called repression, by which the Communists seek to eliminate, neutralize, and reform their known enemies in the Government of South Vietnam as well as others whom they suspect of being hostile or unsympathetic to their movement. One aim of this Report is to provide a comprehensive account of both the Communist practice of repression in the South and the doctrine supporting it, as they are revealed in the enemys own documents. A second purpose is to examine some of the implications of these repressive activities and theories for the denouement of the Vietnamese war.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE